Center City-based Health Union has acquired Boston’s WEGO Health

The 11-year-old Health Union manages online health information hubs where users who share chronic health conditions can interact with each other. The deal brings its employee count up to 230.

A Health Union team meeting.

(Courtesy photo)

Center City medtech company Health Union has acquired Boston-headquartered WEGO Health, and will be bringing all of its 30 employees on board remotely.

After launching with in 2010, Health Union now manages 33 online health information hubs where users who share chronic health conditions can interact with each other. Meanwhile, WEGO oversees a network of 100,000 “patient leaders” across health conditions.

The acquisition is expected to enhance Health Union’s efforts to serve the healthcare industry’s “patient-centered marketing needs.”

“For more than 10 years, both Health Union and WEGO Health have been committed to advocating for patients, in complementary ways,” Health Union cofounder and CEO Olivier Chateau said in a statement. “To me, WEGO Health joining the Health Union family represents the natural next step in the evolution of our companies, built on our shared commitment to patients and the future of social health.”

As a result of the acquisition, WEGO CEO and founder Jack Barrette will become a part of Health Union’s executive leadership team.

The company previously had less than 200 full-time and part-time employees, and will now add 30 more. Employees in the local market won’t see any immediate changes, a spokesperson told, and WEGO Health employees who are located elsewhere will continue to work remotely.

The companies declined to share financial details of the deal. Check out Health Union’s current open roles.

P.S. Health Union, headquartered on Chestnut between 12th and 13th, added Jason Kelce to this mural in their event space not long after the Eagles won the Super Bowl:

The mural in Health Union’s event space. (Courtesy Stephen Wilson)


Michael Butler is a 2020-2022 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
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